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Extreme vehicles fabricator uses SolidWorks 3D design software to save time and costs

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Howe and Howe Technologies, Inc. specialises in extreme vehicle fabrication and robotics. The company decided in favour of SolidWorks Premium software over Pro/ENGINEER when they needed to upgrade their AutoCAD 2D design tools to a 3D development platform.  

After evaluating the two possible solutions, Howe and Howe Technologies has chosen SolidWorks Premium software as its 3D solution because the design software is easier to use, outputs more compatible design data, and integrates well with the firm’s fabrication systems.  

The subject of a TV show on The Discovery Channel, Howe and Howe Technologies was formed in 2001 after developing the world’s fastest robotic tank, the Ripsaw. The company has since won a string of contracts from the US Defense Department and private companies to develop extreme vehicles, requiring them to move to a 3D design platform.  

Since implementing SolidWorks 3D CAD software, the company has achieved significant results in their business along with advantages such as ease of use, compatibility and integration.  

Key results for Howe and Howe Technologies: 

  • Shortened fabrication time by 1000%
  • Reduced scrap costs by 850%
  • Transformed hobby into a multimillion-dollar business
  • Increased innovation in extreme vehicle design

SolidWorks 3D CAD design software is available in Australia and New Zealand from Intercad .

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